Bassetts welcomes iconic Belfast store to its line-up

Bassetts has acquired well-known Belfast business, VP Jebb, to bring the total number of its outlets to 17.

Alan Wright, Managing Director at Bassetts (second right), joins Store Manager, Alex Jebb, and former owners of VP Jebb, Ernest and June Jebb, as Bassetts welcomes the newly acquired business to its branch network.

Leading Northern Ireland plumbing and heating merchant, Bassetts, has welcomed well-known plumbing and bathroom specialist, VP Jebb, to its branch line-up following the acquisition of the local Belfast business.

The family-run business, which was founded in 1958 and is located in Peters Hill, north of Belfast city centre, will retain its name and iconic shop front.

All staff have been retained following the buy-out, including store manager Alex Jebb who is the third generation of the Jebb family to manage the store. Additional roles have also been created, taking the total staff number to seven.

Bassetts will undertake a significant refurbishment as part of a £500,000 investment in the branch, which will see the addition of an extended trade counter, stores area and new bathroom showroom.

Commenting on the recent acquisition, Alan Wright, Managing Director at Bassetts, said, “VP Jebb has been a strong and successful business with a long and rich history. The team has always been committed to putting customers at the heart of everything it does and offering the very best service – making it a perfect fit for Bassetts branch network.

“Customers can expect business as usual with the same unique welcome they’ve become accustomed to, whilst enjoying a wider product range and access to Bassetts’ award-winning network of plumbers’ merchants and bathroom showrooms, which span across all counties in Northern Ireland.”

 The latest addition brings the total number of Bassetts outlets to 17.